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13.02.2019 Europe

Germany: Debate On Migration, CDU-Party Wants Easier Deportation And Sharper Border Control

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FEB 13, 2019 EUROPE

The Union wants to work on the migration policy of Chancellor Merkel. There are calls for tightening the law in the party. We want answers instead of just talking.

Prior to the CDU's migration meeting, several EU policymakers called for stricter tools to enforce deportations of rejected or criminal asylum seekers. "Deportations are a very difficult business, they fail too often," said deputy party leader Thomas Strobl, the German Press Agency. The law enforcement agencies would therefore need better tools in the toolbox. Something similar demanded the domestic political spokesman of the parliamentary group, Mathias Middelberg. The former CDU interior expert Wolfgang Bosbach demanded from his party to provide concrete answers at the meeting.

On the two-day "workshop discussion" on the topics of migration, security and integration, about 100 experts from this subject area met in the CDU headquarters on Sunday. The new party leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, had announced prior to her election that she wanted to work with practitioners and critics on the refugee policy of the Chancellor and former CDU chairwoman Angela Merkel in 2015. On Monday, experts will present recommendations on asylum and migration policies. Merkel will not participate.

Bosbach demanded in a guest post at "t-online" a crystal clear, unequivocal answer to the obvious question: Should it remain in the future that alone the application for asylum at the border is sufficient to allow entry...even without a passport or other personal documents?

In addition, the CDU must find solutions to the problem that deportations of people of unclear identity and nationality are difficult. It is good that the party takes two days to talk about this. "But then something has to be on the ramp at the end of the day," demanded Bosbach.

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Ralph Brinkhaus, The domestic spokesman for the CDU said to the German press agency (dpa). "Every third deportation fails, because the people are submerged."

List of measures for crimes In one of the German press agency, present measure, Thomas Strobl, deputy party leader, demands the possibility to take foreigners already then in detention, "if they are executable exempt, the leave period has elapsed and it is certain that the deportation can be carried out". In order to equalize the timing of the deportation, a short-term detention should be created at the airport or at the police.

In addition, the requirements for an expulsion would have to be lowered, demands Strobl. Already in criminal convictions of more than 90 daily rates, a serious expulsion interest must be accepted. The sentence to a prison sentence should lead by law to a loss of the right of residence.

It was also necessary to control the German state border. illegal immigrants who have been granted a re-entry ban, who are already registered in another country whose asylum claim was legally rejected or who could not provide identity documents, must be rejected at our state border. They should be housed in bordering reception facilities.

European exit register as in the USA Bavaria's Interior Minister Herrmann called for a European entry and exit register based on the US model. "We need a clear control over who enters the European Union," said the CSU-Party politician of the Düsseldorf "Rheinische Post" Newspaper. Currently, no one knows whether immigrants with a tourist visa ever left.

The former Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière (CDU) also casts a glance back at the refugee crisis in his book "Governing. In it he defended the decision not to close the borders at that time. A consistent rejection of asylum seekers would have been "only possible at the expense of very ugly pictures of how police officers prevent refugees, including women and children from crossing the border into Germany with protective shields and rubber truncheons," writes de Maizière in the book.

Francis Tawiah (Duisburg - Germany)

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